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Any Attempt to Throttle Democracy Will Harm You: Nitish to BJP

Nitish Kumar, who will formally stake claim to form government in Bihar on Monday, said any attempt by BJP to \'throttle democracy\' would harm it.

Published: 08th February 2015 11:41 PM  |   Last Updated: 08th February 2015 11:42 PM   |  A+A-

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In this file photo, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar (PTI)

By PTI

PATNA: Nitish Kumar, the new JD(U) Legislative Party leader, who will formally stake claim to form the government in Bihar tomorrow, today said any attempt by the BJP to 'throttle democracy' would only harm it.

"The day the BJP tries to throttle democracy it would drop the axe on its own feet," Kumar said on social media account.

Expressing himself strongly against early dissolution of Bihar Assembly, Kumar expressed his apprehension about such an eventuality citing statements by the BJP leaders.

Election should not be held frequently and government should work and election should be held on time, he said.

"Majority is with us," Kumar, for whom letters of support were submitted to Raj Bhawan during the day by JD(U), RJD, Congress, CPI and an independent totalling 130 MLAs.

Flaying Manjhi cabinet's decision on dissolution of Assembly, he said "I have experience of being part of the cabinet at the national level and have presided over cabinet meetings in Bihar. Any proposal is not approved forcefully. If there is any protest the cabinet note is withdrawn."

In a divided decision taken at the cabinet meeting yesterday beleagured Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi was asked to take "appropriate decision" on dissolution of the Assembly.

 

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